WHAT: A two-day event to look at aspects of hip-hop, including a gender and hip-hop community dialogue with a film screening and a panel discussion and community round table with media activists and scholars to discuss hip-hop’s complicated and controversial relationship with gender.
WHEN: “Hip-Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, following a 6 p.m. reception. A panel discussion “Does Hip-Hop Hate Women” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
WHO: Presenters after the film screening are film director Byron Hurt, Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore, co-authors of Deconstructing Tyrome: A New Look at Black Masulinity in the Hip-Hop Generation, and Stephanie Shonekan, Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Columbia College Chicago. Presenters for “Does Hip Hop Hate Women?” are Byron Hurt, Joan Morgan, author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist, Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Men: Rethinking Black Masculinity, and Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, author of Pimp’s Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women.
WHERE: Friday screening: Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St.
Saturday Discussion, International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.
Event co-presenters are the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago; the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago; International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series, and Doc Films at the University of Chicago. The event is sponsored by Boeing.